8. Black Theology and Palestine Solidarity: Matthew Vega

Across the Divide

Feb 9 2024 • 1 hr 15 mins

This is a rich conversation Daniel and Jen had with Matthew Vega, a Black-Mexican theologian at the University of Chicago. Topics discussed during the conversation include an exploration of black theology, the history of black solidarity with the Palestinian struggle, and theodicy --how we can make sense of God's presence in the midst of immense suffering.


The Speaker

Matthew Vega is a PhD Candidate at the University of Chicago Divinity where he is researching theology, race, and class. You can follow him on IG @collegepopout.

References mentioned during the conversation

James Cone, The Cross and the Lynching Tree, and Black Theology and Black Power.

Michael Fischbach, Black Power and Palestine: Transnational Countries of Color.


Angela Davis, Freedom is a Constant struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement


Willie James Jennings, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race


Delores Williams, Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God

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